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Headteacher

Employer:
New Scotland Hill School
Salary:
£55,169 – £65,837
Location:
New Scotland Hill School, Grampian Road, Little Sandhurst, Sandhurst
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
21/01/2019 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
Pri/18/83247
New Scotland Hill School

The children, staff and governors are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and inspirational new headteacher to lead our successful and popular school forward after its 2018 ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement.

Required for April or September 2019

We can offer:
• An ethos of valuing and caring for all members of our school community
• Extremely talented, happy and confident pupils
• Highly motivated staff with a very strong sense of teamwork
• Informed and enthusiastic governors
• Supportive and welcoming parents
• Vibrant, attractive and well resourced buildings and grounds
• Excellent support from and positive relationships with the local authority and cluster of schools

We seek a committed and dynamic leader who:
• Will embrace, sustain and have a vision for developing the ethos of our school
• Has a passion for teaching and learning
• Has the knowledge and expertise to make an impact on pupil achievement and personal development  in a positive and successful way
• Is highly motivated, focused and proactive
• Has excellent communication skills
• Is keen to develop relationships with all stakeholders
• Models exceptional standards of professionalism
• Demonstrates integrity, sensitivity and kindness, as well as a sense of humour

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone or email Adele Woodhouse, Clerk to Governors, on 01344 772184/ clerk@office.newscotland.bracknell-forest.sch.uk  to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Shortlisting: Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

Interview dates: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th January 2019

New Scotland Hill Primary School
Grampian Road, Sandhurst,
Berkshire GU47 8NQ

www.newscotlandhill.co.uk

NOR 210 (including Nursery)

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please email your completed application form to Hayley.chapple@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. If you wish to deliver your application form personally, please hand into Hayley Chapple, HR Adviser, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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